JACKSONVILLE DOCTOR SENTENCED FOR FRAUD

PhotobucketJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (May 9, 2011) – A Jacksonville doctor will be spending 28 months behind bars following her conviction of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Janet Johnson-Hunter pled guilty to “conspiracy to conceal material facts in connection with the delivery of and payment for health care benefits, items and services.”
Johnson-Hunter owns a private ambulance service which receives reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid in accordance with the non-ambulatory condition of its patients. If a patient is able to walk or ride in a wheelchair, Medicare and Medicaid is less likely to reimburse the company for the patient’s transportation. Johnson-Hunter told her employees to change patients’ medical records to reflect a non-ambulatory condition.
Johnson-Hunter was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $428,929 to Medicare and $46,165 to Medicaid as restitution for the fraud.
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